Ballyhaunis Community Hall
The Ballyhaunis Community Hall serves to enrich and enhance the town’s social and artistic well-being. Built in 1940, the Hall has hosted bingo nights, youth discos, community theatre, Irish dance performances, trad sessions, choral practices and markets along with many private functions, sports clubs, and children's programmes.
The Hall is available for hire. Click link to view available spaces and terms.
Ballyhaunis Tidy Towns
The Ballyhaunis Tidy Towns Committee focuses on making the local environment and surrounding neighbourhood a better place to live, work and visit. The group is run entirely by volunteers who enhance the town and its environs by way of flower and shrub planting, litter collection and promotion of environmental awareness in the community.
With funding obtained from the Community Foundation of Ireland, the Committee is currently developing its Community Diversity Action Plan with a recognised ecologist. The team is excited to have a specific plan for Ballyahaunis on protecting and increasing the town's biodiversity.
Email: email@example.com to join or click to follow the Ballyhaunis Tidy Towns group on Facebook.
Ballyhaunis Language Café
The Ballyhaunis Language Café was born in late 2018-early 2019 after a conference on integration organised by the national government with local groups. This local platform allows locals of all backgrounds to meet and engage weekly in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Slavic, and Irish. Grant support from Conrad na Gaeilge allowed the café to offer weekly Irish classes and hold various Irish cultural events. SICAP funds allowed the English café to hold weekly meet-ups in town.
The Ballyhaunis Language Café received the Social Inclusion Award at the Second Annual Cathaoirleachs Awards hosted by Mayo County Council on March 2, 2023. Click below to follow the group on Facebook.
The Community Futures Project is an initiative led by Mayo County Council for local communities to put together a 5-year Community Action Plan for their community. Everyone in our community was given the chance to feed into a local Action Plan for the development of Ballyhaunis.
More about the Mayo Community Futures plan can be found on the Mayo County Council website. To view a copy of the Ballyhaunis Community Action Plan 2016 - 2021, click on the button below.
Local Link aims to provide quality nationwide community-based public transports in rural Ireland that responds to local needs. We work with Local Link Mayo to coordinate the delivery of community transport services under the Local Link brand for the NTA with support from Mayo County Council. Click to learn more about Local Link Mayo.
Community representation on the Abbey Partnership and Abbey Trust
Ballyhaunis Community Council represents the local community on the Ballyhaunis Abbey Partnership which was established in June 2002 to manage the Augustinian abbey and grounds after the Augustinian Order's decision to withdraw from the town in 2001. The property was left to the local community through the Abbey Trust, a formal entity which holds a 999 year lease on the abbey. The Partnership typically meets monthly but sub committees meet more regularly.
Made up of local community bodies and Mayo County Council, the Abbey Partnership has sought to maintain and develop the overall Augustinian property, ensuring that it remains an invaluable social amenity for the people and families of Ballyhaunis and surrounding areas.
The Abbey Partnership looks is open to members of the public to join its various sub groups, like the gardening committee and heritage committee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We maintain the community Automated External Defibrillators in locations around Ballyhaunis to immediately treat heart emergency.
Training courses in CPR techniques for members of the community and instruction in how to use defibrillators are also provided. Join the Ballyhaunis Defibrillator Group on Facebook by clicking the link below.
Historical Features & Walks
Ballyhaunis has a rich collection of pre-historical, historical and living heritage. Working together with the Ballyhaunis Heritage Society, conservationists and local artists, we promote the knowledge and appreciation of these wonderful cultural assets to residents and visitors alike.
Click below to view a list of archaeological and historical landmarks in and around Ballyhaunis.